‘Responsible Service’ – December 2015 Newsletter


The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation’s newsletter Responsible Service December 2015 edition has been released:

Minister’s message
Over the past 9 months the Queensland Government has been firm to its commitment to stand up to alcohol-fuelled violence and on Thursday, 12 November 2015, introduced the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Amendment Bill 2015 to Parliament.
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Executive Director’s message
The festive season is just around the corner and with it comes the temptation for some young people to drink before they are legally allowed. In this environment, please be on the lookout for fake ID offered by young people as proof of age.
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Liquor and gaming trading—Christmas and New Year
Here is a summary of trading hours, the service of alcohol and the operation of gaming machines over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
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QCOM 3 – What’s in it for you?
OLGR is consulting with industry stakeholders about upgrading to a new and advanced version of the QCOM communications protocol.
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Responsible gambling best practices for player incentives
 Gambling licensees who operate loyalty and other incentive programs for their players will benefit from reading the research paper Responsible gambling best practices for player incentives.
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Logan LIAG proactively helping local at-risk youth
In early November, the Logan Liquor Industry Action Group (LIAG) hosted its ‘Change of Culture – Youth Program,’ a 2-day responsible service of alcohol (RSA) and life skills course for at-risk youth.
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New bus service trialed in Airlie Beach CBD
Due to the Airlie Beach Safe Night Precinct (SNP) local board trailing a new bus service for patrons, getting home after a big night out just became a whole lot easier.
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‘Alcohol and violence don’t mix’ – a shout out to Ipswich licensees
If you work in a licensed premises in Ipswich you may have seen these Alcohol and Anger Don’t Mix stickers and posters at your local liquor outlet, pub or club. The Queensland Police Service (QPS) Ipswich District Crime Prevention Unit in partnership with the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) has produced these as a visual reminder for party goers to consider their personal safety ahead of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.
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“Responsible Service” is a bi-monthly newsletter for the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation. The newsletter contains information relevant to the Liquor and Gaming industries and is an ideal way for licensees to keep informed of changes and happenings in the Liquor and Gaming area. To view the Responsible service online select the HTML link below:

OLGR Website: www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/liquor-gaming

Subscribe to OLGR’s newsletters: www.olgr.qld.gov.au/publications-and-resources/subscribe-to-olgrs-newsletters

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